Anna Clare Harper writes for FT Adviser

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One of the driving forces behind institutional investment from the likes of Aviva Investors and Legal & General is the potential scale and value of the PRS — it is worth £1.4tn today, 19 per cent of the UK’s £8tn housing market.

You don’t want to be a landlord any more. Now what?

The vast majority of rental property owners (the term ‘landlords’ is understandably disliked by many in the sector, and seen as outdated) – 82% according to the English Landlord Survey – are non-professional, owning fewer than 5 rental properties. Since 1997, when buy to let mortgages became widely available, rental property owners have had a […]

Anna’s comments on recent housing transactions featured in Property Industry Eye

Housing transactions were down 16% in the year to July 2023, to 86,510. This significant reduction in the volume of transactions reflects weaker confidence and demand. Transactions are down because higher interest rates make buying and owning property much less affordable, regardless of house prices. Up to 2 million property owners are facing double or […]

Anna Clare Harper’s Podcast Featured in the Top 20 Finance & Investing Podcasts

Anna Clare Harper’s, “The Return: Property & Investment Podcast”, is listed in The Money Maze Podcast’s Top 20 Finance & Investment Podcasts for summer 2023 “Presented by Anna Harper since its inception in 2018, this podcast delves not only into the world of property but also explores the broader realms of business investment, management, and […]

Anna’s comments featured in Forbes Advisor

House prices £285,861, representing growth in the year to May 2023 of 1.9%. This significant slowdown in growth is a direct result of increased interest rates, which have stretched housing affordability. Higher interest rates impact those who already own a property: many are facing double or triple their previous housing costs. It also impacts new […]

Anna speaks to GB News about the impact of changing mortgage rates

Anna Clare Harper talked about the impact of changing mortgage rates on GB News breakfast show (very early!) on Sunday. This is a huge and important topic. Some key points we covered include:– For c. 2 million households, housing costs are increasing by 2-3 x. This has enormous impacts on people’s well-being and ability to pay their […]

“How to combat poor energy efficiency of UK homes.” Anna shares her thoughts in the FT Adviser on this huge and important topic

Full article Linked below, highlights include: – The environmental problem: 14%-18% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions come from homes – The social problem: 55.8% of households in fuel poverty – The legal problem: legislation that is proposed to tackle this would make 2/3 of our private rental homes illegal to rent out – What I learned from my Domestic Energy […]